Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene: A Prose Rendering

A project in Carol Stream, IL by Sky Turtle Press

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A text-faithful prose rendering of the 1590s epic poem by Rebecca K. Reynolds, with nearly eighty new illustrations by Justin Gerard.
Backers: 2003
Average Pledge Per Backer: $149

Funded: $297,680 of $7,500
Dates: Jan 16th -> Feb 14th (30 days)
Project By: Sky Turtle Press
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February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
The Finish Line I used to notice dollars raised in Kickstarter campaigns. After participating as an author, however, another number matters to me even more: two thousand and three. Two thousand and three individuals (or families) invested in this... (Read More)

Free slipcases now added to all standard sets! (And a new free reward announced.)

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations! We crossed the $200,000 stretch goal mark yesterday! This means that everyone who has bought a standard set will receive a free printed slipcase along with the books! With this update, we are also introducing a surprise reward that... (Read More)

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February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick update as we approach the end of our campaign. We have now surpassed our $150,000 stretch goal! This means everyone who has ordered a deluxe set of books will receive a gorgeous leatherette slipcase and foil stamping. (If you purchased a... (Read More)

A magic ring, a lost tale, and a phoenix. (Faerie Queene Update)

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Today I want to share a story about my favorite piece of historical jewelry—the Chequers ring. This ring is marked with E (Elizabeth) and R (Regina/Queen) on the outside, and it opens to reveal two miniature portraits. There is also a phoenix on... (Read More)

Faerie Queene Update: Third stretch goal unlocked! What is Prose? Epic Conventions (Part Two) An Invocation to the Muse

January 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations! We reached our third stretch goal in three days! Now, everyone who has invested at a mailed reward level will also receive a set of three gorgeous prints by Justin Gerard. I think you will treasure these beauties. I can’t wait to... (Read More)

The Faerie Queene Update: Epic Conventions (Part One)

January 18th - via: kickstarter.com
And so it begins . . . day three. We are about $3600 away from our next stretch goal of $50,000! Hurrah! At that point, every investor who has purchased a mailed item will receive a set three beautiful quote/art prints by Justin Gerard. Thank you so... (Read More)

Faerie Queene Update: An Introduction to Spenser's Duality and Pageantry

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We're nearly to $40,000! Amazing work, folks. Thank you for spreading word about this endeavor to your friends on social media! If we make it to $50,000, every backer who has purchased a mailed item will receive three gorgeous prints by Justin... (Read More)

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January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
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January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
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January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much! You folks are amazing. Twenty-eight minutes! Now the goal is getting investors some cool free stuff as they share word about this endeavor with friends. Check out the stretch goals. There are even some riddles! Can you crack them?... (Read More)

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